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High School Sports

  • Fairview spoils T-Hawks homecoming

    Fairview shut out Prairie View 34-0, spoiling the ThunderHawks' homecoming Sept. 23.

    Knights quarterback Cliffy Smith completed 18 of 25 passes for 245 yards and four touchdowns. Mariano Kemp rushed 18 times for 115 yards and Fairview's only rushing touchdown.

    David McWilliams caught seven of Smith's tosses for 122 yards and one of the touchdowns.

    No stats were available for PVHS.

    We'll have more on the game in the Sept. 28 issue of the Brighton Standard Blade.

    – reporting by Jonathan Maness

  • Two innings give Brighton rivalry softball win

    Brighton's softball team scored in just two innings Sept. 24. But the Bulldogs made the most of those two innings.

    BHS scored six times in the second inning, added seven more in the fourth and beat Prairie View 13-2 in 4 1/2 innings on Brighton's field.

    Rylie Schmeh drove in four runs for BHS. She had three hits, including a double. Jill Bishop added three hits and three RBIs. Halie Litwin threw a three-hitter.

  • Soccer: Adams City tops T-Hawks

    COMMERCE CITY –  Adams City used two goals early in the second half to hold off Prairie View 3-1 in Eastern Metro Athletic Conference play Sept. 22.

    The Eagles' Jonathan Ordaz converted a penalty kick and picked up another tally from Antonio Calderon within the first four minutes of the second half.

    "It was a hard-fought game on both sides," ACHS coach Kyle Lauchmen said. "They stuck to the game plan. We built off our possession. Those quick goals at the start of the second half bolstered our win."

  • Cross country: PVHS' Salcido, Mcmillan claim top five finishes at Martinez Mercury Classic

    Prairie View's Alexx Mcmillan and Antonio Salcido were their respective teams' top finishers at the John Martinez Mercury Classic Sept. 22 at the Adams County Fairgrounds.

    Mcmillan finished in a time of 21:08, which put her in fifth place. Salcido finished fourth in a time of 18:03. 

    The rest of the top-five girls finishers for PVHS were Kasia Poulson (sixth, 21:30), Bethani Hartman (seventh, 21:35), Bayleigh Pacheco (14th, 24:08) and Myia Morales (17th, 24:29)

  • John Martinez Mercury Classic: BHS turns in pair of top-two finishes

    Brighton Chase Weliever (first place) and Kiran Green (second place) turned in their respective teams' top performances at the John Martinez Mercury Classic Sept. 22 at the Adams County Fairgrounds.

    Weliever's time was 17 minutes flat, while Green posted a time of 19:59.

    Other BHS boys finishers in the team's top five were Tyler Zirker (fifth, 18:22), Chase Addison (seventh, 18:30), Joshua Bowers (eighth, 18:31) and Isaac Wagner (11th, 18:44).

  • Softball: T-Hawks find hitting shoes

    AURORA – This may not be a good time to face Prairie View’s softball team.

    For one, junior pitcher Brooklyn Trujillo threw a pair of perfect games last week. She struck out 16 of 18 batters she faced.

    For another, the ThunderHawks appear to have found a lot of offense. PVHS smacked 19 hits in a 20-0 win at Rangeview Sept. 14.

  • Golf: Prep seasons come to an end for Brighton, Prairie View

    No one from Brighton or Prairie View high schools qualified for next week's state 5A golf tournament.

    Hunter Nicholas of the ThunderHawks came the closest. The T-Hawks were in the Northern Regional at Saddle Rock Golf Course in Aurora. Nicholas, who finished with a 12-over par 84, was in a six-way tie for the last qualifying spot. He missed out by one shot.

    "The boys had a tough day on a tough course, it was disappointing," PVHS coach John Layton said. 

  • Seeing the whole field

    Andrew Sorenson, a football quarterback and a baseball/softball catcher have something in common.

    Each is in a unique position – and the only one on his/her respective team – to be able to see the entire field.

    Sorenson is the goalkeeper for the Brighton High School soccer team.

  • Legacy bus driver killed, crash critically injures football students

    DENVER – Prairie View athletic director Heath Wilson said it was too early to tell whether this week's games against Legacy High School would be played as scheduled.

    The Lightning was returning from a game in California Sunday night when their bus crashed into a pillar at Denver International Airport. The bus driver died. Other students were injured, some critically. Legacy High School is in Broomfield in the Adams 12 Five Star Schools District. 

    "It's too early," Wilson said Sunday night. "We are just praying for them."

  • Prairie View scoreboard -- Sept. 24

    Softball

    Brooklyn Trujillo helped the Prairie View softball team to an 11-0 win at Vista Peak Sept. 20 in a big way.

    She had four hits in four times to the plate. She also pitched her third perfect game in a row, striking out nine Bison batters. Delanie Woolsey had three RBIs, while Camryn Mullen added two.